Stay in one of our Hideaway Spaces

Short or long stay, we’ve got a hand-picked unusual selection of hideaway spaces in tucked away locations for you to choose from. If you’re wanting to reconnect with family and friends, then what better way to do so than to book some quality time in a memorable setting. Contact us at enquiries@hideawayspaces.co.uk


Check out some of the potential use of our spaces, small detached spaces have been used to inspire writers, businesses and travellers around the world. There is something about spending time in a small detached spaces that have helped inspire many people to do great things.

  • Dylan Thomas wrote in a bike shed study perched on the cliff above the boathouse on the Taf estuary in Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, where he spent the last four years of his life. His poem, "Over Sir John's Hill", celebrated the view of the estuary the room gave him, Sir John's Hill being located across the bay.

  • Childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson, founded one of the earliest American motorcycle brands. They built their early bikes in a garden shed. Harley Davidson is consistently heralded as one of the world's most popular motorcycle companies..

  • In 1943, at the age of only seventeen, Ignvar Kamprad established IKEA. Starting off in his family’s 2 metre garden shed in Sweden, he enlisted the help of the local milkman to deliver his ordered products to the nearest post office. Ignvar then invested in an armless chair and started to develop a taste for furniture design..

  • Roald Dahl leans on a cane while standing outside the shed where he used to write, the Gypsy house in Buckinghamshire. Roald had been taking holidays in nearby Tenby since his childhood, and on one visit to Laugharne in the 1950s saw Dylan Thomas’ writing shed and realised he needed a similar place in which he could focus on his writing without being disturbed. Photograph: Ian Cook.

  • In 1923, and fresh from Missouri, Walt Disney sets up his first animation studio in his uncle’s LA garage. Paying $1 per week rent, Walt creates his beloved Alice Comedies in this space..

  • Philip Pullman at the door of the shed in his Oxford garden, the shed was built when his son started playing the violin. Pullman wrote all three books of His Dark Materials trilogy in this shed. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe.

  • Virginia Woolf’s shed at Monks House in Sussex. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe. .

  • When students Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard quit their jobs in 1939 to start their partnership, little did they know they’d later be considered founding fathers of Silicon Valley. Within this 12x18 shed, they started the technology giant Hewlett-Packard..

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